The Catholic Record Volume 10

The Catholic Record Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...the master, and the courts would compel compensation.' In those days a full, practical knowledge of a trade was deemed necessary to a proper assumption of the title of "mechanic," whether it was to a shoemaker, carpenter, or painter; and the "graduated" apprentice went forth as a journeyman to complete his title by practice, and to secure his claim in time to the dignity of "master of the art." Then people thought they had made a good investment if they paid an appointed sum to place their sons in such an apprenticeship. The demand for a premium for receiving apprentices ceased long since in this country, and lately there began to cease that peculiar relation between master and apprentice which, if not that of parental on the side of the master, and filial on the part of the apprentice, was at least quite equal to that of guardian and ward. We have not space to follow the decadence of the best relations of master and apprentice. Reared under a steady discipline, the pupil-apprentice, at first lacking the love of a son, failed in hearty respect. Advance of years showed him how wholesome had been the discipline to which he had been submitted, and how he had under it avoided those errors which lessen the regard of the master and diminish the power of advancement. And when five of his seven years of service had passed he began to feel that he was acquiring the feelings and the ambition of a workman, and the termination of his apprenticeship gave him a position to command the price of a " fair workman," and to acquire the skill and facility of a good workman. It is a part of the influence of our government that, while we all love liberty, we do not in early life exactly comprehend in what that liberty consists, more

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  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 404g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236560590
  • 9781236560599